NSW records another day of zero local COVID-19 cases

NSW has recorded a second day in a row with zero local cases of COVID-19.

Two cases were detected in returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 4856.

Despite the good news, Premier Gladys Berejiklian was concerned about the low testing numbers, with only 16,070 people tested in the 24 hours to 8pm.


“Our testing rates are not we would like them to be,” the Premier said.

She admitting things were looking positive for an easing of restrictions in the state but it would depend on people coming forward for testing.

“That will depend on, obviously, having low case numbers and also having higher rates of testing,” the Premier said.

“So we are really pleading with the community, please come forward and get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms.

“That will allow us to have the confidence to bring me easing of restrictions.”

Ms Berejiklian refused to discuss exactly which restrictions could be lifted by hinted the government was looking at changing gathering limits, wedding restrictions and mask wearing.

“These are the type of issues we are looking at now,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We’re looking at a range of things.”

“We want to provide certainty for the community, certainty for business.”

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